Jimmy Durante - Young At Heart Lyrics

Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you
If you're young at heart.
For it's hard, you will find,
To be narrow of mind
If you're young at heart.

You can go to extremes
With impossible schemes;
You can laugh when your dreams
Fall apart at the seams;
And life becomes exciting with each passing day,
And love is either in your heart' or on its way.

Don't you know that it's worth
Every treasure on earth
To be young at heart?
For, as rich as you are,
It's much better by far
To be young at heart.

And, if you should survive
To a hundred and five,
Look at all you'll derive
Just by being alive!
Now, here is the best part:
You have a head start
If you are amongst the very young
At heart.

And, if you should survive
To a hundred and five,
Look at all you'll derive
Just by being alive!
Now, here is the best part:
You have a head start
If you are amongst the very young
At heart.

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  1. Donna Begin

    a time gone by ty ty ty

  2. minut0987

    Sweet! So im a nostalgic kinda guy,thank you to my Father!

  3. shamrock1961

    How can people offer a thumbs down to Jimmy??? I know they're idots! :-P

  4. Jeffrey Salter

    This tune and Mr. James Durante are just right together!

  5. സവർണ്ണൻ

    I’m an Indian form India. 26 years of age. Love this music 😍

  6. Sergio Martinez

    I remember watching the cartoon network commercial with this song, good memories!

  7. tom and ben news By OutFit7

    Boomerang promo

  8. Gabriel Mitchell

    No body does it better than this.

  9. Nancy Cowan

    I think his songs, his voice, belie that it doesn't take a great crooner to put forth emotion.

  10. Rob Grune

    Durante had great talent. Besides his comedic style, he was an excellent, classical pianist.

  11. Gregarious Helleatious

    Thanks jimmy

  12. ladymusemusic

    friend of my dear Mothers'..one of a kind Jimmy D.+ then some!

  13. Kat BarC

    I loved his music and always called him my Uncle Jimmy. It was a time when life was simple. I loved the words to the music and it was a time when Hollywood wasn't so crazy. They where people just like we are. They didn't let fame go to their heads.

  14. Sonya Ora

    Best song ever

  15. Kevin Broderick

    City Slickers, anyone?

  16. Francis CAVAGNE

    He make me Joy and hope since i meeted a young women from Seattle. I love very much " sleepless in Seattle" and i love so very much Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. For details i am French.

  17. Gratienne Poignie

    Whah,mijn hart verwarmd, zo romantisch.thanks


    [From the trailer]
    Lord Farquaad: Evening. Mirror mirror on the wall, is this not the most perfect kingdom of them all?
    Magic Mirror: Well, technically, you're not a king.
    (Music stops and everyone gasps in shock)

  19. Misty Blue

    My dad loved him, miss you pops

  20. Rudy Ponzio

    Geeze what aliveness! Jimmy gives me goose bumps!
    I just looked into who owns the rights to this great composition.
    To publish my cover of it
    And saw that Jimmy also covered this.
    It’s the first time I heard it !
    Wow I feel similarly in my interpretation.
    Well it’s not all about me but I toot my own horn with the best.
    Anyway I published other songs that can be found on YouTube if you like them please comment.
    God bless Jimmy Durante
    I’m greatful for the art he left us.
    And I will be searching for more of his gifts.
    “The human nutrition derived from musical art purity comes from the intent of the artist and influence of the governing authorities “ R.P.
    Thank you for this place to share like this.

  21. Fiannix

    reminds me of City slickers movie

  22. Lamarck Leland

    Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
    If you're young at heart
    For it's hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
    If you're young at heart

    You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
    You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
    And life becomes exciting with each passing day
    And love is either in your heart, or on it's way

    Don't you know that it's woith every treasure on oith
    To be young at heart
    For as rich as you are, it's much better by far
    To be young at heart

    And if you should survive to 105
    Look at all you'll derive just by being alive
    And here is the best part, you have a head start
    If you are amongst the very young at heart

  23. Gina Leahy

    Toy Story 2

  24. Fernando The vintage collector 2000

    That song was used on the Boomerang Cartoon Network promo

    Harry Shoemaker

    Probably used with Auggie Doggy and Doggy Daddy and used cleverly because Daws Butler was doing a Durante impression for the character!

    Arturo Sandi Otoya

    @Harry Shoemaker and The Loud House 100th Episode Special on 2020?

  25. Pete Shields

    Love you jimmy

  26. Frank Frias

    Beautiful song. Most inspirational. We all pray to live a long life and one day to wake up a senior.

  27. jakestilson1947

    "Goodnight Mrs Calabash, wherever you are". Thank you Jimmy and thank you for putting this out Mr Scrambled Eggs.

  28. Jennifer56

    Guess I'm the only one that first heard this song in a frosted mini wheats cereal commercial

  29. the western state kid

    this song is really great!

  30. Gabriel Russo

    R.I.P Ray Jessel this song will always remind me of you and the laughter you gave the world.

  31. A. A. Pedersen

    Al Bundy has the voice of an angel

  32. Alexandros Martinez

    Jawbreaker brought me here.

  33. Mr. WeAreTheWorld aka Sir Samuel of Louisiana

    First heard this song while watching City Slickers. Very funny.

  34. Francisco Fuentes

    Boomerang from Cartoon Network used this song in Mexico for advertising many years ago... Crying a lot.

  35. thisdrinksmellsodd


  36. Rebecca Martin

    😉love these classics...feel good tunes ❤

  37. Sick Slick

    Jackass 3 brought me here

  38. Julius Shannon

    His nose is impeccably large.

    Ernesti Echevalier Child prodigy

    aquiline really

  39. maureen1938

    Thank you for posting this lovely oldie taking us down memory lane again.

  40. John Welch

    When I was young and so was TV, Jimmy Durante hosted a variety show. A brilliant comedian, singer (in his special style), and piano player. "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash...wherever you are!"

  41. Kameron Haney

    I normally try to learn the words to sing along but for this one I don't want to sing along to this amazing song cause it's already so goid

  42. Christopher Donjuan

    gatorade commercial

  43. caam

    right @pacemaker games

  44. Perfect Sense

    sounds like legendary college football coach, Bo Schembechler's voice.

  45. Kyle

    This is just awesomeness.

  46. que? ?

    Ik a lot of people came from the Gatorade commercial (ik I did) but this is indeed a lovely song

  47. TotalDestruction x2

    This song has touched me, it's so amazing and lovely.

  48. Robert Rivera

    gatorade commercial dope sound

  49. George Clementi Jr

    I was six,, love this song,, am thankful I still get to enjoy.

  50. Kat Masterson

    A million dollar picture
    Worth a thousand words
    With a million dollar song

  51. Blitzkone

    Good gosh I don't like America, but songs like this that come from there. Beautiful.

  52. Ruff Draft


  53. Linda Hauck

    God Bless Rose and Henry.

  54. Myishia Smith

    Gatorade brought me here💜💜💜

  55. PFAntonio22

    Yes I'm here cuz of the commercial, it's the first time I hear this song in my 28 years alive and I gotta tell you... maaann it brought tears to my eyes, haven't felt like that in a while.. it's a nice feeling and this beautiful song is a good reminder. "Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky."

  56. Kirsty Figuereo

    Gatorade brought me here.

  57. Mr. Slimmy Jimmy

    Who's here bc of the Gatorade commercial?

  58. Beethoven's Baton

    I have heard this song when I was about 7 years of age. My very good friend was moving and this happened to be the song that was playing when I said goodbye. I burst in tears all the time.

    Mr. TAMW

    U never seen him again?

    Beethoven's Baton

    +Tyler Wallace No. We lost communication with each other.

    Mr. TAMW

    @AllegroModerato damn man life

  59. Issac Stalclose

    I didn't know Manu Ginobili could sing.



    Mr Incredible7


  60. Derek C

    im here because of the Gatorade commercial

    Josh Robison

    +Chris Polanco agreed

    Kodo Cookson

    Same here, plus I realized I love this song and Jimmy Durante's voice

    Pedro Bakale

    city slickers

  61. Tommaso Urbisci

    old school Jimmy always reminds me of a super cliche villain just by how he looks

  62. Jason De Leon

    Inside every athlete there's a kid who fell in love with sports and never looked back... The best never lose that love...

    Love this song;'D

  63. Colin Glassborow

    I'm 71 and in Australia. I'm running through these very nostalgic songs of old Jimmy with tears trickling down my cheeks. In 1980, I went on a tour of the celebrities houses in Beverley Hills. When we passed Jimmy's house, the guide said that he was inside, dying from cancer....I was so sad for him, and for all that loved him and his songs. Great memories of great times and great people. Thanks so much Jimmy.

    Mr. TAMW

    Time has great stories thanks for sharing

    Mr Incredible7

    Colin Glassborow Thanks for sharing sir! God bless you

    Robert Cummings

    Listening to Durante keeps us all "Young at Heart" Thanks for all the memories Jimmy - you were one in a million !

    D. Shoop

    Hi Colin, Back in the 60's, I worked at an amusement park. Jimmy, his wife and daughter (Cici,) would come in sometimes. Jimmy was was so, so nice and happy. He started tipping me $5.00 which was a lot for a young man in college. When he got sick and in the hospital, I sent him a get well card. After his passing I received a thank note from his wife and daughter. That was very nice. I received Christmas cards from them for a few years after that. So classy and thoughtful.

  64. JMMARX RADIO YouTube

    This is one of the greatest entertainers of our lifetime. RIP Jimmy Durante.

  65. Antonio Capella

    Nobody singing this music like jimmy, is a genius.

  66. Terri Robison

    These were the songs in these United States when our young had dreams, beautiful ones.

    Tommy Esposito


    Mr. TAMW

    Such a horrible turn

    Joe Bellacero

    As a teacher for the past 46 years, I can tell you, that our young still dream beautiful dreams. And they still must do so against the headwinds of the old and cynical (sigh).

    Martin Michael

    @Joe Bellacero : "As a teacher for the past 46 years, I can tell you, that our young still dream beautiful dreams."

    Are they willing to work extremely hard for them or are these dreams demanded to be handed to them on a silver platter?

    Most of the young in America today have no idea how much harder life was for their ancestors nor how much less it took for them to be happy.

    Joe Bellacero

    @Martin Michael I see them working as hard as hardworking young people have done for all the 70 years I've been around. There is the same mix of eager and lazy, hard working and dissolute, lively and dull as there ever has been. I meet hundreds every year and every class has the same mix as there was in the first classroom I walked into as a child in 1954. Of course, old folk back then were complaining about the same things you are now.

  67. EddieLee CasonJr

    I like this

  68. jamuga60

    When he used to sing this live he used to say DISH rather than HERE. And dish is the best part!!!!!!

  69. michael jonn

    If I can just be Jimmy for one day !!

  70. Peter Peter and his Uploads

    The Great Hawk....he can't love everything you loved. And vice versa. I send lots of music clips to my cousin (same era....I am 71) and some he loves. I have learned to stop with the crooners. Please download Durante's The Bluebrird of Happiness and admire a whole different era in the photos.

  71. Ricco

    this song was used in the teaser trailer of Shrek!

  72. Amy Levitt

    As I dance around, floating on this musical cloud , my heart is full of youth!

  73. Don Juan Contreras

    Young at heart, I have this condition. Now... where was I?

  74. robertrstevens

    Jimmy Durante, a Pearl in a very rough shell.  Mrs. Calabash was lucky to have known him.

    Nancy Cowan

    Does anybody know who Mrs. Calabash was?

  75. John Johnson

    Good night mrs Calabash where ever you are

  76. Ben

    My favorite cover of this song. 

    Mr. TAMW

    What's the original?


    @Mr. TAMW Frank Sinatra

  77. ravenf6

    God bless the Great Schonzolla. :)

    I love this song.

    Derek Emrie

    +ravenf6 Oh yeah, I forgot about that nickname...my mother used to call him that sometimes. Others had/have better voices but Jimmy just knew how to use it!

  78. John Lemke

    Great song. Thanks for sharing.

  79. bluejay1995

    found my new theme song

    Ron Smith

    I used to see him on tv in the 1950s and I wish that there was talent like that today

  80. Jhonny Lazo

    Good, i miss old boomerang

    kutlwano Kutlwi

    Jhonny Lazo this song reminds you off boomerang

  81. Earl Hunter

    One of the greats in Entertainment
    And Good Night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are !

  82. The Great Hawk

    I try and expose my 21 year old son to all these truly great entertainers and people!! but my heart breaks a lot because I don't think he really is impressed!!! To tell the truth my heart weeps.


    I wouldn't sweat it. Music listening is so intensively personal much like taste in food. I hate peanuts but my whole family loves them. Same thing.


    Hang in there. You’re just planting seeds. He’ll appreciate the music & memories with you in years to come.

    Walter Bushell

    @bthor76 The legumes or the cartoon?

  83. Patrick O.

    Listen carefully to his phrasing. The man is a great, great singer.

    Mr. TAMW

    Tell em again!!!! Love this


    A great interpreter, rather.

    Arturo Sandi Otoya

    @Mr. TAMW The Loud House brought me here.

  84. Carla Birchmier

    Thanks for sharing. Thrilled that you did.

  85. Dramadeus1967

    Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.